Friday, April 30, 2021

Distinguished Poets Reading May 1: sam sax

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College will present a Poetry Reading by Sam Sax as part of the Distinguished Poets Series. 

The reading will take place virtually, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. ̶ 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). 

sam sax is a queer, Jewish, writer & educator. He is the author of Madness (Penguin, 2017) winner of The National Poetry Series & Bury It (Wesleyan University Press, 2018) winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.

sam has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Lambda Literary, & the MacDowell Colony. He’s the two-time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion with poems in BuzzFeed, The Nation, The New York Times, Poetry Magazine, & other journals. In 2018, he was awarded a Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. 

He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.  

To join the event, use this Livestream YouTube link
The reading will also be archived later at this same online location.

Maria Mazziotti Gillan's new poetry collection is When the Stars Were Still Visible (2021). Other recent publications are the poetry and photography collection, Paterson Light and Shadow and the poetry collections What Blooms in Winter and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets which pairs her poems with her paintings. Maria's artist's website is and her poetry website is

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